Two novel yeast species, sp. nov. and sp. nov., were isolated, respectively, from larvae of (Diptera: Tephritidae) collected from ripe fruit of (‘Bacupari’, Hippocrateaceae) and from flowers of (Campanulaceae) in the Cerrado ecosystem of the state of Tocantins, Brazil. Analysis of the D1/D2 large-subunit rRNA gene sequences placed in the clade near and . belongs to the clade and is related to . The type strain of is UFMG-05-T200.1 (=CBS 10936=NRRL Y-48478) and the type strain of is UFMG-03-T210 (=CBS 10935=NRRL Y-48477).


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Cruz-López, L., Malo, E. A., Toledo, J., Virgen, A., Del Mazo, A. & Rojas, J. C.(2006). A new potential attractant for Anastrepha obliqua from Spondias mombin fruits. J Chem Ecol 32, 351–365.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  2. Kurtzman, C. P. & Fell, J. W. (editors)(1998).The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  3. Kurtzman, C. P., Robnett, C. J. & Basehoar-Powers, E.(2008). Phylogenetic relationships among species of Pichia, Issatchenkia and Williopsis determined from multigene sequence analysis, and the proposal of Barnettozyma gen. nov., Lindnera gen. nov. and Wickerhamomyces gen. nov. FEMS Yeast Res 8, 939–954.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  4. Lachance, M.-A., Rosa, C. A., Starmer, W. T., Schlag-Edler, B., Barker, J. S. & Bowles, J. M.(1998).Wickerhamiella australiensis, Wickerhamiella cacticola, Wickerhamiella occidentalis, Candida drosophilae and Candida lipophila, five new related yeast species from flowers and associated insects. Int J Syst Bacteriol 48, 1431–1443.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  5. Lachance, M. A., Bowles, J. M., Starmer, W. T. & Barker, J. S. F.(1999).Kodamaea kakaduensis and Candida tolerans, two new ascomycetous yeast species from Australian Hibiscus flowers. Can J Microbiol 45, 172–177.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  6. Lachance, M. A., Bowles, J. M., Mueller, C. & Starmer, W. T.(2000). On the biogeography of yeasts in the Wickerhamiella clade and description of Wickerhamiella lipophila sp. nov., the teleomorph of Candida lipophila. Can J Microbiol 46, 1145–1148.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  7. Morais, P. B., Teixeira, L. C. S. R., Bowles, J. M., Lachance, M. A. & Rosa, C. A.(2004).Ogataea falcaomoraisii sp. nov., a sporogenous methylotrophic yeast from tree exudates. FEMS Yeast Res 5, 81–85.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  8. Myers, N., Mittermeier, R. A., Mittermeir, C. G., da Fonseca, G. A. B. & Kent, J.(2000). Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature 403, 853–858.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  9. Rosa, C. A., Morais, P. B., Lachance, M. A., Pimenta, R. S., Santos, R. O., Trindade, R. C., Figueroa, D. L., Resende, M. A. & Bragança, M. A. L.(2006).Candida azymoides sp. n. (Ascomycota), a yeast species from tropical fruits and larva of Anastrepha mucronata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Lundiana 7, 83–86. [Google Scholar]
  10. Rosa, C. A., Lachance, M.-A., Teixeira, L. C. R. S., Pimenta, R. P. & Morais, P. B.(2007).Metschnikowia cerradonensis sp. nov., a yeast species isolated from ephemeral flowers and their nitidulid beetles in Brazil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57, 161–165.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  11. Rosa, C. A., Jindamorakot, S., Limtong, S., Nakase, T., Lachance, M.-A., Fidalgo-Jiménez, A., Daniel, H.-M., Pagnocca, F. C., Inácio, J. & Morais, P. B.(2009). Synonymy of the yeast genera Moniliella and Trichosporonoides and proposal of Moniliella fonsecae sp. nov. and five new species combinations. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 59, 425–429.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  12. Thompson, J. D., Higgins, D. G. & Gibson, T. J.(1994).clustalw: improving the sensitivity of progressive multiple sequence alignment through sequence weighting, position-specific gap penalties and weight matrix choice. Nucleic Acids Res 22, 4673–4680.[CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
  13. Wickerham, L. J. & Burton, K. A.(1954). A simple technique for obtaining mating types in heterothallic diploid yeasts, with special reference to their uses in the genus Hansenula. J Bacteriol 67, 303–308. [Google Scholar]
  14. Yarrow, D.(1998). Methods for the isolation and identification of yeasts. In The Yeasts, a Taxonomic Study, 4th edn, pp. 77–100. Edited by C. P. Kurtzman & J. W. Fell. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Data & Media loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error